Technology Resource List


In addition to the resources listed below see chapter four of Tech Tonic, pages 110-114 for more resources.


Grading the Digital School:
Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools

Matt Richtel, New York Times
January 4, 2012

Questioning Our Mania for Education Technology
Jack Schneider, Education Week
October 5, 2011

In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores
Matt Richtel, New York Times
September 3, 2011

Is Technology Producing A Decline in Critical Thinking and Analysis?
Science Daily
January 29, 2011 

Toddlers' Favorite Toy: The iPhone
Hilary Stout, The New York Times
October 15, 2010 

DVDs Don’t Turn Toddlers into Vocabulary Einsteins
Bruce Bower, Science News
September 25, 2010

Your Brain on Computers; Attached to Technology and Paying a Price

Matt Richtel, New York Times
June 7, 2010

TV for Toddlers Linked with Later Problems
Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times
May 5, 2010

Tech Gets a Time-Out
Dan Frost, San Francisco Magazine 
April 2010

Unplugged Schools: Education can ameliorate, or exacerbate, society's ills. Which will it be?
Lowell Monke, Orion Magazine
September/October 2007

Less Screen Time, More Play Time: A new report challenges the trend for introducing advanced technology into early childhood classrooms
Edward Miller, PRINCIPAL Magazine
September-October 2005

Do Computers Hinder Young Children's Development
Brookes Early Childhood Newsletter 
June 2001

PowerPoint Invades the Classroom 
Lisa Guernsey, New York Times
May 31, 2001

Kids Need to Explore the Real World
Henry Norr, San Francisco Chronicle
September 18, 2000

Technology Critic Takes On Computers in Schools
Pamela Mendels, New York Times
April 5, 2000

Making the Most of the Internet's Potential for Education
Pamela Mendels, New York Times
February 9, 2000

The Computer Delusion
Todd Oppenheimer, The Atlantic Monthly
July 1997


Press Releases 

Child Advocates Challenge Current Ed Tech Standards,

Sept. 30, 2004

New report says government and high-tech industry thrust expensive and unproven technology on schools, hurting children and undermining real technology literacy.  


Killjoy Toys: Beware of Playthings That Snuff Out Play,

Nov. 20, 2003 

The Alliance for Childhood, in collaboration with TRUCE, issues a warning to parents about unhealthy products sold as toys that inhibit rather than promote imaginative, creative play.


Experts Call for Time-Out from Push for High-Tech Childhood,

Sept. 12, 2000

Billions are being spent on computers in kindergarten and elementary schools with little indication that they are necessary for long-term learning.


Position Statements with Signers 

Computers and Children

September 2000 – A wide array of experts  release a statement about the ways computers are reshaping children's lives, at home and at school, in profound and unexpected ways. Common sense suggests that we consider the potential harm, as well as the promised benefits, of this change and not rush forward with computer usage in childhood.


Technology Testimony

Testimony from the Alliance for Childhood on the Question of Web-Based Education